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Peter Bardaglio

Vice Chairman


Title: President, Black Oak Wind Farm; and Coordinator, Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative


Biography: Peter Bardaglio is president of Black Oak Wind Farm, an 11.9 MW project just outside of Ithaca slated to be in production in mid-2015. Co-author of Boldly Sustainable: Hope and Opportunity for Higher Education in the Age of Climate Change (2009), he is a senior advisor at Second Nature, a nonprofit based in Boston that promotes sustainability in higher education, and the coordinator of the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative, a multisector effort in the Ithaca, NY area to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.


Bardaglio was the provost and vice president of academic affairs from 2002 to 2007 at Ithaca College, where he helped to launch the college’s nationally recognized sustainability initiative. He is also a member of the Senior Council of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and in Ithaca serves on the boards of the Museum of the Earth, New Roots Charter School, EcoVillage at Ithaca, and Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming. A member of the history faculty for nearly 20 years at Goucher College, where he also served as interim vice president and academic dean and provost and vice president for academic affairs at Ithaca College from 2002 to 2007, Bardaglio received his AB from Brown University and PhD from Stanford University.